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Barnes Name Meaning

English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word. English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use. Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’. French: variant of Bern. Jewish: variant of Parnes.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Berner, Barney, Baines, Barner, Banes, Bares, Bardes, Barber, Farnes

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Barnes Family Origin

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Barnes Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Barnes family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barnes. The most common Barnes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Barnes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Barnes Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Barnes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barnes in 1940 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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